How Busyness leads to bad decisions

Busy-loving humans have an aversion to idleness, in fact, one study found people preferred giving themselves electric shocks rather than have nothing to do. Email is the perfect addictive “attention slot machine”. Our brains are wired for novelty, so we actually love being interrupted with every random ping and ding of a new message.

We get captured by whatever’s in front of our face, and we don’t give ourselves the space or introspection to think about what might be more meaningful to do. To step out of the time scarcity tunnel, you must first become aware of how you may be trapped in busyness. Read more…

Credit: @BBC_Worklife
Time: 7 min read